Carrie Underwood tops album charts
Carrie Underwood. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP)
Country star Carrie Underwood took out the competition on the Canadian album charts this week with her aptly titled, “Blown Away.”
The American Idol winner’s fourth studio release notched 17,300 in sales, beating her 2009 disc, “Play On,” by over 2,000 units, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.
This was Underwood’s second No. 1 debut in Canada since winning season four of the reality series.
The Grammy-winning country star will be touring parts of the country this fall.
This week's other notable debut, Norah Jones’s Danger Mouse-produced, “Little Broken Hearts,” came in at No. 2 with 13,200 in sales, while last week’s No. 1 – Jack White’s “Blunderbuss” – slipped to No. 3 (8,400).
Adele’s “21” seems to be finally losing steam as she dropped down to No. 4 and Jason Mraz’s “Love is a Four Letter Word” cruised closer to gold status at No. 5.
The most notable disappointment of the week came courtesy of shock rocker Marilyn Manson. After peaking at No. 4 with 2009’s “The High End of Low,” Manson’s “Born Villain” flopped on the charts, coming in at No. 8.
Brit boy band One Direction dropped two to No. 6, sending main competitors The Wanted packing from the top 10. Rapper B.o.B (“Strange Clouds”) debuted at No. 7, with Lionel Richie (“Tuskegee”) and Johnny Reid (“Fire It Up”) coming in at No. 9 and 10 respectively.
In the States, Underwood sold 267,000 copies -- more than double the sales of the No. 2 album, Jones's “Little Broken Hearts.” The “Now 42” compilation entered in at No. 3.
Manson’s “Villain” bombed stateside, coming in at No. 10.